One of my favourite things to do is explore lighthouses! Ever since I first started following Tieka’s blog and saw all of her little trips and love of lighthouses I turned to shane and was like “I want to visit every lighthouse in England”. Well, so far we’ve visited 3 in about as many years haha. You can see our trips to Dungeness Lighthouse and Portland Bill.
I first saw Happisburgh Lighthouse on Valerie’s blog last year and decided that we needed to take a trip there! It’s a privately owned trust lighthouse on the Norfolk Coast about 40 minutes from Cromer, and it’s only open on some Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays and costs £3 to get in. As there isn’t any floors inside the lighthouse apart from one at the top, you get taken up in groups with a guide as there’s over 90 steps to climb and nowhere to let people past – so scary! I never thought I was scared of heights till I started walking up those stairs (and coming down was even worse!), but the views from the top were so worth it.
Sadly we didn’t get time to take a walk down to the beach as we left quite late in the day, but I’m pretty sure we’ll be back again one day. I’d totally recommend a visit if you’re in the area!
Weekend WondersMay 14, 2015 at 9:50 pm
Oh wow you actually got to see the inside! Love the shot of the staircase. It was closed when I went but I very much enjoyed the view of the lighthouse from the surrounding fields 🙂 xx
AprilMay 15, 2015 at 6:29 am
You’ll definitely have to go back on a day when it’s open! I’m so sad that we never got to really go for a walk around it and to the beach, though no doubt we’ll be back one day haha!
Oh Hey! BlogMay 15, 2015 at 3:28 am
Well that’s a super cute way to paint a lighthouse!!!!
AprilMay 15, 2015 at 6:31 am
Striped lighthouses are my absolute favourite! Apparently they paint each lighthouse along the coast in patterns of colours so you know what direction you’re travelling in! So one would be white, the next red and white, then the next red, then it repeats again. I thought that was pretty interesting haha!
StephanieMay 16, 2015 at 3:59 pm
wow, how cool! Love the look of this, the perfect lighthouse.
Lovely photos xx
LouiseMay 17, 2015 at 10:03 pm
These photographs are so beautiful! I just stumbled across your blog + I am smitten! You’ve definitely inspired me to look out for lighthouses more, although I don’t think there are many near me so I guess I shall have to travel! xoxo, Louise || READS AND RECIPES // a literary lifestyle blog
AprilMay 18, 2015 at 6:58 am
Thank you! 🙂 I’m pretty sad that the UK doesn’t have that many lighthouses, or many that you can visit anyway aha! I know there’s a couple in norfolk and then some down near dover that are open to the public. Even if you just get to visit one, it’s amazing to climb those stairs and see the views! 🙂
KellyMay 18, 2015 at 1:45 am
Oh my goodness, what a pretty lighthouse!
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Tieka, Selective PotentialAugust 1, 2018 at 3:48 pm
Lurking through all of your lighthouse posts… I’m obsessed!! I’m so excited I inspired you to visit these!! xo
AprilAugust 10, 2018 at 7:07 am
Hahah! YAY lighthouses are just the best right?!